Tag: Sweden

The yellow door

There it is – so full of life and reminding you of summer. The yellow door. Don’t you wonder what’s behind that door? I do.

To me doors are not just doors. There is a story behind every door. And I cannot help but wonder what the story is about this door and what is behind it. Even though it might ‘just’ be the bathroom. Why did the owner pick this door?

Apart from the yellow door, which I dream of having one day, I find this Swedish apartment quite interesting. Just look at all the wonderful lamps. The beautiful Alvar Alto chairs and the Eames Hang it All. This place will stay in my mind for quite some time, I’m pretty sure of that. This one I’ll return to more than once, just to look at the details.

Images: Alvhem

Cool quotes on rugs

Therese Sennerholt has done it again. She’s just an amazing artist, and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.

Her newest project is made in collaboration with A Carpet. Together they’ve launched a series of graphic rugs.

These really cool pictures are styled by Lotta Agaton (what an amazing job) and photographed by Pia Ulin.

Unfortunately, the rugs will only be sold at NK Interior in Stockholm.

Images: Lotta Agaton

Design Moments – Clara von Zweigbergk

Graphic designer and illustrator Clara von Zweigbergk designed this Themis Mobile for Artencnica‘s for their 2010 summer collection. It is a delicate, geometric sculpture composed of five colorful, faceted ornaments. When I first saw it, I put the mobile on my kids’ wishlist. However, as time went by I kept thinking that the mobile would look great in our living room. So guess what, the Themis Mobile is now on my list. And now there is a new Themis Mobile II in stores.

About Clara von Zweigbergk

Clara von Zweigbergk was born in Stockholm 1970.   She studied illustration and graphic design in Sweden, France and USA. She culminated her studies at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, after which she worked as a graphic designer for several advertising agencies and designers in Stockholm.

In 1997 she founded Rivieran Design Studio, with two partners, as a multi-disciplinary agency spawning many successful collaborations with fashion, illustration, architecture, furniture, product and graphic design. Rivieran quickly gained the eye of the press for its unique structure and interior space.

She has designed and illustrated several books, among the “A Collection of Tickets” by Carouschka which has become a cult item in Japan. After four years as a graphic designer at Lissoni Associati in Milano, with clients such as Boffi, Porro and Alessi, she has now re-started her studio in Stockholm.

Inspiration

Inspired by the polyhedron solid, the five faceted geometric shapes are actually hollow ornaments lending to the lightness and bounce of the mobile when touched. Each ornament is individually colored in fluorescent neons, purples and browns.

Statement by Clara:

“The shapes quickly came together as a mobile. I think of them as planets and like to see the colors change while gently turning.”

View this video to see how the mobile folds.

Sources: Design MilkArtencnica, A+R Store,  Clara von Zweigbergk

 

A really amazing place

This apartment is one of the most amazing places I’ve seen in a very long time. There are so many wonderful details, and so many beautiful things to enjoy in this well decorated home. I can only say, sit back and let your eyes wander.

I’m gonna stare at these pictures for a little while, write an article and then hit the bed early. It’s been my first real back to work day – with lots of articles to write, so I’m pretty tired.

I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I do. Which one is your favourite?

Images: bolaget

50s style

This is not the end, I keep telling myself. But in some way it is. It’s the end of my summer holiday. Tomorrow is my first day at work after the break. I’m going on a seminar in Skagen, so it’s not a bad way to start up again. However, I’m gonna miss the kids so much. My boy’ll turn two while I’m gone, which I try not to think about.

But I feel energetic and very fortunate. Autumn (and the rest of the summer) will bring a lot of joy and projects – I’m pretty sure of that.

Tonight’s tour will take you to Malmö in Sweden. The apartment has seven rooms and is 200 square metre.

Just enjoy the cool original details in this picture. Who wouldn’t want a shelving unit like this one?

Great work station. One of my all time favourite design objects is above the table. I absolutely love Utensilo designed for Vitra by Dorothee Becker in 1973. It’s on my list, and hopefully one day I’ll be the owner of one in white. And if not me, then one of my kids.

And the lovely IKEA rug. We’ve been looking at it for years now, so I think it’s time to make a move. Who knows, maybe it’ll happen this autumn.

I enjoy the Kartell table and the lovely Eames chairs. What a perfect way to add color to the room.

The Coconut Chair designed for Vitra in 1955 by George Nelson. I haven’t tried one, but it looks cozy to me.

That’s all for me tonight – I’ll go and pack the last things for tomorrow and relax before returning to everyday life. Have a lovely night out there.

Images: Sköna hem